SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms

Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

TRANQUIL

Possible Answers:

parched

calm

analgesic

crossing borders

thirsty

Correct answer:

calm

Explanation:

"Tranquil" means that something, like a setting, is calming, peaceful.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the word in question.

Agitated

Possible Answers:

Successful

Happy

Upset

Handsome

Eager

Correct answer:

Upset

Explanation:

"Agitated" means upset or disturbed.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the word in question.

Tranquil

Possible Answers:

Peaceful

Sleepy

Loud

Wealthy

Rowdy

Correct answer:

Peaceful

Explanation:

"Tranquil" means peaceful; Loud means noisy; Rowdy means loud and unruly; Sleepy means tired; and Wealthy means rich.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: choose the word with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Miserable

Possible Answers:

Old

Unhappy

Ecstatic

Meager

Cheap

Correct answer:

Unhappy

Explanation:

"Miserable" means sad and unhappy.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

DESPONDENT

Possible Answers:

Threatened 

Welcomed 

Fairness

Severe

Hopeless

Correct answer:

Hopeless

Explanation:

To feel "despondent" means the same as to feel sad and hopeless. For clarification, "severe" means intense.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

IRATE

Possible Answers:

Happy 

Furious 

Scared

Miserable 

Shy 

Correct answer:

Furious 

Explanation:

If someone is "irate" they are very angry or furious.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

HYSTERICAL

Possible Answers:

Under control 

Out of time 

Too little, too late

Out of control 

Just in time 

Correct answer:

Out of control 

Explanation:

Someone who is "hysterical" is out of control. "Hysterical" can also mean very funny or mentally unwell, depending on the circumstances.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

EXASPERATED

Possible Answers:

Displeased

Frustrated 

Magnificent 

Gregarious 

Munificent

Correct answer:

Frustrated 

Explanation:

To feel "exasperated" means to feel very frustrated. For clarification, "magnificent" means glorious and wonderful; "munificent" means generous; "gregarious" means outgoing and sociable.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

EXUBERANT

Possible Answers:

Languid 

Kinetic

Parsimonious 

Feral 

Cheerful 

Correct answer:

Cheerful 

Explanation:

Someone who is "exuberant" is very cheerful, so "cheerful" is the correct answer. For clarification, "feral" means wild, "parsimonious" means not generous, "languid" means lazy and lethargic or slow when referring to movement(s), and "kinetic" means having to do with movement

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

LIVID

Possible Answers:

Very sleepy

Very happy 

Very angry 

Very calm 

Very sad 

Correct answer:

Very angry 

Explanation:

"Livid" means furious, irate or very angry, so "very angry" is the correct answer.

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